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Pennsylvania Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

Legislation to remove the requirement that gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was approved on a 23–3 vote by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

SEMA Urges EPA to Abandon E15 Ethanol

In comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SEMA urged the agency to support legislation in the U.S. Congress to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate within the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

U.S. House Committee Passes Business Friendly E-Warranty Legislation

The U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee passed legislation to allow manufacturers to meet warranty and labeling requirements for consumer products by providing warranty information online.

Michigan Bill Increases First Registration Fees by $100

Legislation to increase the initial registration and transfer registration tax by $100 was introduced.

Michigan Considers Implementing Road User Fee

Legislation has been introduced to require the state to charge and collect a user fee from each registrant of a motor vehicle.

Several Provinces Proclaim July 2015 as “Automotive Heritage Month”

Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan have each issued a proclamation designating July 2015 as “Automotive Heritage Month.”

U.S. Senate Committee Passes Business-Friendly Tax Extenders Legislation

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee passed legislation to extend tax breaks of key importance to SEMA members.

EPA Phases-Out HFC-134a as an Air-Conditioning System Refrigerant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule to ban the use of HFC-134a as a motor-vehicle air-conditioning system refrigerant starting with model-year (MY) 2021 new vehicles.

U.S. Senate Passes Business-Friendly E-Warranty Legislation

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to allow manufacturers to meet warranty and labeling requirements for consumer products by providing warranty information online.

Chemical Used in Antifreeze Listed Under Prop. 65; Automotive Cleaning Product Chemical Proposed for Listing

Effective June 19, 2015, ethylene glycol is now listed as a regulated chemical under Proposition 65 (Prop. 65) by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).
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